General information


Duration of the project: 1st January 2016 to 30th June 2022

Project budget: 2 317 728 €


European Union (60%)

French ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity (11%)

Other funders and beneficiaries (29%)


Coordinating beneficiary

Logo PNR Marais poitevin 300dpiThe Marais Poitevin Natural Regional Park (PNR): a joint syndicate formed by the two regions, Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes and Pays de la Loire, the three departments of Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vendée, member municipalities, EPCI’s (Public Institutions of Intercommunal Cooperation) and the Chambers of Agriculture. It is responsible for the implementation of the sustainable development project developed for the territory. Its missions include economic development, protection of the natural heritage, land use planning, environmental education and sustainable development.

Associated beneficiaries

League for the Protection of Birds (LPO): the largest conservation association in France (and Birdlife partner), which aims to protect bird species and their environment in France. The activities of the LPO revolve around three missions: species protection, conservation of sites (management of reserves), education and awareness.

The French Biodiversity Agency (OFB): a public institution dedicated to safeguarding biodiversity. One of its priorities is to respond urgently to the issues concerning the preservation of wildlife. Created 1st January 2020 by Law 2019-773 of 24 July 2019, the French Biodiversity Agency is under the tutelage of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. This new public institution is responsible for 5 complementary missions: knowledge, research and expertise on species, environments and their uses, environmental and wildlife health policing, support for the implementation of public policies, management and support for managers of natural sites and support for those involved and the mobilization of society.